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Nature Watch Austin

What birds are headed our way and how can we welcome them? Nature Watch Austin co-authors Lynne and Jim Weber identify winter migrants and native owls. In their garden, meet their favorite evergreen ferns. On tour, visit Georgean and Paul's wildlife sanctuary on the Balcones Canyonland. Daphne's pick of the week is winter wildlife favorite: possumhaw holly. Question of the Week explains why a Round Rock teacher's tomato sprouted from the inside and how the students got a new plant! Steve Kainer from Hill Country Water Gardens & Nursery demonstrates how to make a disappearing fountain to refresh wildlife all year long.

Originally aired January 7th, 2012

Plant of the Week: Possumhaw holly


Tips of the Week

  • Plant trees, shrubs, perennials and roses.
  • Select yaupon and other hollies now since they may be bearing fruit. Females produce berries.
  • Move plants to establish them before hot weather arrives.
  • Dig those weeds! Herbicides won't help you and in large areas will harm your other plants. It's faster to dig them while the soil is moist. Much better to get out and pluck.
  • Provide food and water for birds.

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Question of the Week

My ripe tomato's sprouting from inside. What's going on?

Featured Garden

Georgan and Paul Kyle Wildlife Sanctuary

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Georgean and Paul Kyle
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